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Thread: No Travel, is that strange?

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    Super Member Rosyhf's Avatar
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    Do you think it is strange that neither one of use wants to travel? Hubby and I have been retired for four years now and except for a car trip just here in Florida and my one or two teachings out of town trips. We don't want to go anywhere.

    I did lots of going when I was younger and hubby being in the army when he was young and traveled all over Europe etc. I think we had enough.

    I find that retired people are always going on a trip somewhere and I thought we were strange lol...we just love to be home because for one..there is nothing I would much rather do than quilt or paint or knit or make a doll..that is the ultimate vacation for me lol....and hubby is just happy watching his races and games and working in the yard and doing housework.

    We do go visit friends and family but that is it.

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    I'll tell you what. . .I am only 35 and my husband is 40. We love to be home. I think some people like to travel - maybe some just don't.

    I think it is just fine :)

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    My husband and I have done different jobs thru the years but for 11 1/2 years we team drove a big truck. He drove a million miles and I drove a million miles. Now I am very content to stay at home. He is working locally, and I have a 4 hrs a week job. Many days go by that the phone does not ring nor do we go anywhere. The nearest shopping area is 60 miles away. Love living here. Love my life. Love quilting.

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    I am a total homebody, too!I have really never been anywhere, and dont want too, lol! I love peace and quiet!
    I live in the country, and hate to go to the city where I work even...so, no youre not alone!

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    my hubby and i traveled some when he retired but neither one of us likes to be away from home more than 2 days, we both like being in our own surroundings, so no you are not alone

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    not strange at all...

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    I don't think you're strange at all! I like to do the "day trip" stuff (like a visit to a LQS in another town or anything else related to quilting - imagine that :oops: ) But when I go, I leave hubby at home :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I'm with you. We've been retired for about 5 years and we don't do any traveling, except to see family. We "travel" a lot between Austin and Lubbock, and that pretty much keeps us worn out. I also hate to fly now with all the airport hassles. As our grandson gets older, I'm sure there will be trips in our future...Disney world is already on his must see list. He just has to get tall enough to get on the rides.

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    My family... dad, mom and brother moved to florida 24 yrs ago. Sis moved to W Pa. 25 yrs ago.So I would visit all the time. DH and I would travel other places and we enjoyed the time away. It was always a plane ride away.We realized we never liked our house so we're trying to find a new location(out of state some where else) to call home. We want a home that will be our vacation. So we don't have to escape our home FOR a vacation.

    So long story short staying home is fine... if you enjoy it... there's nothing wrong with it! What's that old saying... "every mans castle is his home " well thats what it is suppose to feel like. And your doing it! So enjoy! ;)

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    If it makes you happy, it isn't strange at all! And if I could quilt like you do, Rosy, I would never leave my sewing machine alone! :)

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